DVD-ROM and DVD-ROM are shown as "CD-Drives"

  RobCharles1981 15:20 07 Sep 2008

Hi Guys can you help??

For some strange reason both my DVD-ROM and DVD-RW are shown as "CD-Drives"

I uninstalled my Nero and Cyberlink and Image Burn software made no difference.

I went into system services and tried

Starting The

IMAPI-CD Burning Service

Rebooted but goes back to "Stopped" what do I do??

  Pineman100 16:51 07 Sep 2008

I don't really know much about this, except I'm pretty sure that the name of a drive isn't necessarily an accurate description of what it is or what it does.

You can name a drive anything you like.

  jack 17:18 07 Sep 2008

That is what Windows call any optical drive
Any program you use will identify the precise make and function of drive

  Stuartli 17:35 07 Sep 2008

Any optical drive is treated equally by Windows and all require the same CDROM drivers.

It's a burning program such as Nero that is used to allow a rewriter to perform its basic role with blank media.

In the case of playing DVDs, you could turn to PowerDVD or a similar piece of software.

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